I purchased this desk for $10 last summer at The Dorcas Shop in Cary, NC. I saw creamy paint and brass knobs in its future. I also thought it would be for my son, but it was too small. There’s always Plan B. Yay, Plan B!
I cleaned, sanded, wiped and painted it with glossy cream paint. One coat later…
I let it dry in the porch for 24 hours. No bugs.
Just so happens I purchased a bag of six solid brass knobs at Thrift n’ Gift in Cary. Because you never know when you’ll need six brass knobs. I needed three for this desk.
The desk makes me happy because I have a place in the midst of chaos now. I like what my friend Maura says: “It’s your Mom station.” Exactly. I need a place to sort school stuff, schedules and anything needing my attention. The kitchen table wasn’t cutting it. I’m more territorial of my personal space the older I get.
I’m very pleased with the outcome. It’s the right size for me. It looks like this area is starting to turn into a little school house. Even comes with lockers and a school house pendant. I do believe I have a thing for a school room atmosphere. Hmmm, not sure what that’s all about, but I like it. Feels cozy. The school forms are getting filled out faster now.
If you’re thinking about a small purchase, consider the thrift stores. You’re probably helping your community and you get to create something beautiful for a very reasonable price.